Ten Class A Boys Teams With Shots At Winning In 2018


The powerhouse Perham program has not only never missed State since 2001, but they have not ever finished lower than 4th in all those years. Last year, they won their sixth State championship with a young team that remains young even after the graduation of last year's individual 12th-place finisher Carson Speicher, thanks to having four juniors and a freshman in their top six fastest returners. Senior Clayton Anderson will take over the reigns as Perham's primary front-runner, and a potential top-ten finisher, while juniors Brandon O'Hara, Bailey Evenson, and Chase Belka all have All-State potential. On top of it all, Perham's returning 1-5 spread is only 57 seconds. On paper, Perham looks very difficult to beat, and they are helped immensely by having the best depth in all of Class A as well. Title number seven is well within the Yellowjacket's grasp.

Top 2017 Returners

1) Clayton Anderson 2019 16:24.34
2) Brandon O'Hara 2020 16:56.83
3) Bailey Evenson 2020 17:10.15
4) Chase Belka 2020 17:13.55
5) Jacob Mccleary 2022 17:21.96
Average Time: 17:01.37 Total Time: 1:25:06.83 1-5 Split: 57.62
6) Gunnar Anderson 2020 17:35.45
7) Isaac Scheidecker 2019 17:42.44